Rep. Richard Baker

Former Representative from Louisiana's 6th District

Elected Positions

Dates Title / State / District
1987-2008 Representative,
Louisiana's 6th District

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Sponsorship Analysis

Baker was a rank-and-file Republican according to GovTrack's own analysis of bill sponsorship from Baker’s time serving in the House of Representatives. Baker’s bills had a total of 39 cosponsors in the 110th Congress.

Use this chart to compare Baker to other members of the House of Representatives in the 110th Congress on leadership and ideology.

This chart is based on principal components analysis for ideology and PageRank for leadership. See analysis methodology.

Bills Sponsored

Some of Baker’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1987 to Jan 2008, Baker missed 690 of 12,280 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is worse than the median of 3.1% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2008. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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